The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace is an opera about Ada Lovelace, a mathematician who was often regarded as the first computer programmer.
The Boston University Fringe Festival, now in its 25th season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. The festival’s mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theatre repertoire, bringing performances and audiences together in unique theatrical settings. For over two decades, Fringe Festival at Boston University has celebrated and amplified new work, shown in spare and minimal productions.
Ada, Countess of Lovelace and Lord Byron’s daughter, has been asked to help Charles Babbage with his work on the Difference Engine. Can she pursue her love of mathematics while upholding her reputation? Duration: 40 minutes
Music by Kamala Sankaram
Libretto by Rob Handel
Allison Voth, music director
Emily Ranii (CFA’13), stage director
All 2021 Fringe performances will be in Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre.
General Admission: Tickets $15
BU students, faculty, and staff can attend for free by presenting their BU ID at the door on the day of performance (subject to availability).